The buzz word in today’s management world is management 3.0; some companies do get it right, and other think they get it right. In general the new management style means that you manage for happiness of employees. With happy employees, you get happy customers, and thus a happy company. Simple enough, right?
Build for meaning
Manage the system
It is my belief that anyone within an organization can look for these things, and change their workplace for the better by improving on at least one of those. You don’t have to be a manager. It starts with applying it on your own behaviour, or as someone else put it “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”.
For me personally I focus at the moment on meaning and running experiments within the scrum team.
Before anyone of us starts work on something, I like to have it clear why we’re doing that. The added value should be clear.
Running various experiments in how we work seems also to pay off in continuous improvements, yet complete transparency in which experiments worked and which didn’t is something I’m still struggling with in a team on two locations.
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